ride routes 21st – 27th july

so after my little rant last week about the direction of the club, i have decided that being proactive about it is probably a better solution than lament on what used to be.  as such i want to talk about an area that we have rarely touched over the last ten years; juniors.  we have briefly flirted with the suggestion of junior based rides but nothing has really gotten off the ground.  the problem has been getting someone to “sacrifice” their ride to organise the juniors instead.  well now i have a vested interest in it as number one son has a road bike, lycra and proper shoes with cleats and everything.  i have regularly been taking him out at 7am saturday into kings park to do laps of either lovekin or cardiac.  afterwards, we roll down to the coffeeshop to join the rest of the riders that have just completed the main ride. i generally do the earlybird first, so still get about 80kms under the belt and don’t miss out on the social side of it. so what i want to do is invite anyone that has a kid between 10-16 that they want to get into riding to join us on saturday mornings.  this isn’t a “leave the kid and go for your own ride” affair, as you must be there to supervise.  they don’t have to have a road bike or lycra or any of the fancy stuff.  just a want to learn about bike riding and to do it in as much of a social situation as possible. we get to kings park via the mounts bay rd bike path and there is very little traffic within the park on saturday morning. it is probably as safe as we are going to be able to get it without having a stand alone crit circuit.  unfortunately this weekend is predicting lots of rain on saturday morning, so i won’t be there.  but starting next week, i will add it to the ride routes as a reminder for anyone that wants to come out with us.

ride leader sponsor – there is no ride leader sponsor for july.  if you own a business and would like advertise/sponsor our ride leaders, please contact the club via email for more information.

ride to conditions – we have been getting a bit of rain lately and there were some crashes on last saturday’s earlybird ride.  as we have always said – you are responsible for your own safety.  this means that if the roads are slippery back off and ride to the conditions.  none of our training rides are races and the saturday earlybird especially is just about getting extra kms.  be sensible out there.  if you are not confident in the wet, don’t push it as it can be a lot worse.

spr tour de france sweepstakes – the tour is through the first week and successfully (for some) negotiated the cobbles.  after a couple of days in the alps, the front end of the race has had a bit of a shake up. check out the results on the sweeps leaderboard page to see if those differences have affect the prize money distribution.

tour of margs teams – emails have gone out to those that have expressed interest.  there will be an information session soon for those that have any questions.

entertainment books – we will again be selling entertainment books this year through the club.  the digital versions actually come online now and last years don’t finish till the end of june allowing you twice as many offers for 3 months.  check out the links on the previous post to find out more.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

from the ride coordinator – The weather for this weekend and coming week looks bleak for riding, it is the middle of winter after all. Have a sleep in, do a trainer session, explore your local cafe options. If you do take the bike out, be extra visible; bright lights, very visible kit / fluoro colours, and limit the time on major roads and truck routes.

saturday 21st july

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 5:30am

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

all rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast/main – river ride 51.80km spr saturday

sunday 22nd july

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 5:30am

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

all rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna can mills 94.55km spr sunday

monday 23rd july

ride starts under the narrows (sth perth side) at 5:30am

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 24th july

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 5:30am

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 25th july

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 26th july

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 5:30am

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 27th july

ride starts under the narrows (sth perth side) at 5:30am

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

 

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